Travis Releford and Elijah Johnson. Photo by Nick Krug.
With Ben McLemore, senior Travis Releford and senior Elijah Johnson playing well out on the perimeter, the Jayhawks are the team to beat in the Big 12.
Ben McLemore, as mentioned earlier, is the most talented player on this Jayhawk squad leading his team in scoring with 438 points.
McLemore is what makes the offense go, but Releford and Johnson are also players that make a difference in this team's success.
Travis Releford has been averaging 12.2 points per game this season, but like Jeff Withey, has stepped his game up since losing three-straight earlier this month.
In the Jayhawks past four games, he has averaged 13.8 points and 4.3 rebounds.
Releford's clutch play against Oklahoma State in the second overtime was what won the Jayhawks the game. He kept the ball in bounds to run the clock out giving Kansas an important 68-67 road win.
Elijah Johnson has also contributed to the Jayhawk's success this season at the point guard position. He has been consistent averaging 9.1 points per game and 4.4 assists per game.
Johnson is by far one of the most talented players on this Jayhawk squad and is going to have to make sure he continues to be productive down the stretch.
With a solid backcourt, the Jayhawks will take the Big 12 regular-season title.